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DC 1200 UW photography course

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by Polar_diver, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Polar_diver

    Polar_diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Up north
    I bought a DC1200 (pro set) last Summer. I used it a little to get ''confortable with''. To improve, I now feel like I need an UW photography course that is specifically design around that camera.

    I live up in Northeast Canada but I will be scuba vacationning late August / early September. It would be nice to take the class then.

    Any suggestion here?
  2. didi440

    didi440 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island NY
    To the best of my knowledge, there are no such courses at this time. There is the PADI specialty course which gives you the basics in underwater photography. At Beneath the Sea in NJ (end of March), there are photography classes and I highly recommend Cathy Church's class on strobes. I'm taking it again because I'm sure I missed half the advice she gave last year. You can check with SeaLife. I don't know if they have courses. I know Canon does -- I have taken them for my SLR. I would recommend Martin Edge's book on underwater photography. It has chapters on point and shoots as well as photography basics, the mind set of an underwater photographer, shooting in temperate waters and lots of other goodies.

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